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A Symbol Cannot Be Killed  
Text Box: The press conference by which the imperator expressed his cruel congratulations to the hanging of Saddam Hussein leaves no doubt about the real author of this political homicide. Saddam was in American hands. It was them to arrest him and keep him in custody. Only after being sure that he will be executed they consigned him to their lackeys.

But by killing a man they could not kill a symbol. A symbol of irreducible and uncompromising hostility to imperial arrogance of American neo-colonialism. The emblem Saddam is even more dangerous as he was not only a rebel but a head of a state which demonstrated until the end that he is not ready to bog down before the occupiers. Far away from half-heartedly trying to bargain for his personal survival he never gave in to the hypocrite arguments of the invaders.

They turned Saddam into a martyr of the Iraqi liberation struggle. He will serve as a example for all anti-imperialist fighters for his tenacity and steadfastness.

They hoped to exemplarily punish those who do not lick their boots. They wanted to demonstrate the world that there is no remote corner which escapes their vengeance. What they actually achieved it to increase the hate of the peoples against them.

The world has understood the message. The wretched will know to redeem getting rid of the civilisation of death of which the US has become the most bloody paladin.

Anti-imperialist Camp
30 December 2006

The Late President

 Saddam Hussein

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A President

Anti-imperialist Campwww.antiimperialista.org. camp@antiimperialista.org

The Foundation, community, education and training services had been operating since 1975. Based in West London, the Charity had helped over 40,000 people of various ethnicities and ages, on non-discriminatory and equal opportunity basis.

The Charity is in need of a permanent Headquarter (HQ) building and therefore needs funds to purchase it. The building is expected to cost in the range of  £3.5M-4M (British Pounds) for purchase, conversion and suitably equipped.

 

The new permanent building is needed:

· To bring stability to the Charity’s long term aims;

· Save time and money – instead of paying open-ended rent, pay mortgage and eventually own the property as a valuable asset to the Charity;

· Avoid moving offices every five years, including rent increases;

· Regular moving presents unacceptable instability to the Charity;

· The Foundation is a senior voluntary and community group, which helps other new groups to develop, including capacity building. Building stability is required for this type of partnership, capacity building and  community development work; and

· A permanent HQ building, suitably equipped, will provide the capacity and facilities for the Charity to house its core administrative, policy making and implementation infrastructures, in one building, in the interest of administrative economies of scale.

 

The building will house senior, middle management and administrative offices and provide overall management, administrative and support services to the expanding work of the Charity. The building will also provide meeting, conference and training capacities, equipped with modern ICT facilities. Space will be provided for new and small voluntary and community groups needing temporary desk and meeting space, to develop specialists support for their local members. This appeal is being launch to attract public and private sponsorships from any and all sources, that are mindful to giving their support financially or act as bank guarantor for the purchase, conversion and equipping of the HQ property.

 

The Foundation’s e-mail contact is: cmass@ubol.com. Link Website: Vince Hines Foundation

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- “I’m Black and I’m Proud” 
Text Box: Farewell. You Were There When We Needed You
Text Box: On Midweek Nubiart, tributes were paid to James Brown, ‘The Godfather of Soul’ and inventor of funk, who passed away, aged 73, on 25 December 2006. Brown was admitted to the Emory Crawford Long Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia the previous day after a dentist visit where he was found to have severe pneumonia. He had spent over 50 years in the music business with hits in every decade since his first million-seller ‘Please, Please, Please’ in 1956. His tune ‘Cold Sweat’ was heralded as the first pure funk record on its release in 1967.

Strongly influenced by Little Richard and Ray Charles, Brown fulfilled Little Richard’s dates when he left music to become a preacher, inheriting much of Little Richard’s backing band in the process. Others who passed through the band included trumpeter Lewis Hamlin; saxophonist / keyboardist Alfred "Pee Wee" Ellis (the successor to previous bandleader Nat Jones) led the band; guitarist Jimmy Nolen; sax soloist Maceo Parker; singer and sideman Bobby Byrd; drummers John "Jabo" Starks, Clyde Stubblefield, and Melvin Parker (Maceo's brother); saxophonist St. Clair Pinckney; trombonist Fred Wesley; guitarist Alphonso "Country" Kellum; bassist Bernard Odum; bassist Bootsy Collins; his brother guitarist Phelps ‘Catfish’ Collins; Jimi Hendrix; Lyn Collins; Myra Barnes; Hank Ballard; and Vicky Anderson, mother of soul singer Carleen Anderson.

He is second only to Elvis Presley for the number of singles to enter the Billboard chart with 116. The breaks from his ‘Funky Drummer’ is the most sampled piece of music in world history forming the backbone of many hip-hop, rap and modern R’n’B records. ‘Say It Loud - I’m Black and I’m Proud’, ‘Hey America’ and "I Don't Want Nobody to Give Me Nothing (Open Up the Door I'll Get It Myself)" showed Brown’s entrepreneurial spirit and Afrikan consciousness which was capped when in 1974, he performed in Zaire (now DR Congo) as part of the build up to ‘The Rumble in the Jungle’ fight between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman. 

In 2005, as a seventy-second birthday present for Brown, the City of Augusta unveiled a seven-foot bronze statue of the singer. In 2006, Brown was inducted to the UK Music Hall of Fame performing at the ceremony. Also in 2006, the Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority voted to rename the city's civic centre the James Brown Arena. 	
Reproduced from Nubiart - Wed 5-7pm / Sat 7-9pm on Sound Radio 1503AM. Tel: 08700 414 606. Also on the web at: www.soundradio.info  E-mail: Nubiart@soundradio.info or afrikanquest@hotmail.com

The Vince Hines Foundation  

Launches 2007 Building Fund Appeal

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“Help us save Cockpit Country for this and future generations. If Bauxite mining were allowed to take place in Cockpit Country, a forested area, rich in biodiversity,  cultural heritage  and a home to thousands of rare plants and animals, this area will have been destroyed for ever.” - Appeal by Caribbean Environmental Group on the Island of JAMAICA.

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China Invites

Visitors to

Historic

Taijiquan Seminar

 

CHINA calls first International Taijiquan Science Seminar and sent general invitations to members of the public, who have an interest in Chinese Martial Arts.The Seminar is scheduled for 5-12 August 2007 at Changchun, the capital city of Jilin province, in the North of China.  This is an historic event in that Taijiquam is being introduced to the world for the first time, as a modern science discipline. [MORE]

Grand Master

Zhiqiang Feng

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Britain’s Black Music Congress (BMC) calls debate on the theme ‘To What Extent Does Music Influence Behaviour?’

One of the core objectives of the BMC is to ensure that Black music is recognised in its entirety as a powerful art form, which is serving the British people, like other art forms in society. Kwaku, who chairs the Congress, is concerned that some people hold the view that  “music is influencing bad behaviour, and causing some of the woes of society.”

This conference is called to give people the opportunity to air opinions and views on the matter. The conference is targeted at parents, youths, teachers, mentors, elected representatives, artists, social and youth workers.

It will be held on Saturday  13 January 2007 at 3-6pm, at City University, London, EC1. Admission is free. Appearing as main speakers on the     day— Onyeka (Narrative Eye), Paradise (TGSMP), and others .

Those wishing to attend can book now at:

www.bbm-on.net/(if registered) at  http://www.britishblackmusic.com/

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Britain Commemorates  the Bicentenary

 of  The Slave Trade Abolition  Act 1807.

 

One of the Black Community’s Contributions -

 

“Cries of Our Kidnapped Ancestors”

 

 

 

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TRUTH is the shattered mirrors strewn In myriad bits; while each BELIEVES

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Britain’s Black Music Congress Calls Debate On ‘Music and Behaviour’